A Southern California native, violinist Amanda Sansonetti first discovered an interest in ensemble playing through youth orchestra and chamber music programs at the University of Redlands. After early studies with Mary Pisano, she completed a Bachelor’s degree in Performance from Biola University, studying violin and chamber music with Elizabeth Larson and viola with Andrew Duckels and Amanda Yang. Her studies also included a semester abroad in Germany and training under Thierry Stöckel of the Heidelberg Philharmonic Orchestra
As a participant of chamber music festivals both at the University of Redlands and the Oberlin Conservatory, Sansonetti has been honored to work under several noted soloists, among them Menahem Pressler, Bin Huang, Soo Bae and Mia Chung, as well as members of the Pittsburgh Symphony, the LA Master Chorale, the Fry Street Quartet and faculty of the Oberlin Conservatory.
A working freelance player, both as a violinist and violist, Sansonetti is involved in various recording projects and performances with local artists. An advocate for the arts in Southern California, she maintains a private teaching studio and is passionate about nurturing a love and enjoyment of music in the hearts of children and teens.